Schoeller Allibert launches sustainability regulation taskforce

Designed to support manufacturers navigating the changing legislative waters, the group will support customers through important changes

Schoeller Allibert, a supplier of returnable and recyclable plastic packaging solutions to the food manufacturing sector, has announced the creation of a dedicated sustainability taskforce in the UK to guide and advise customers on regulatory measures regarding plastic packaging.

Designed to support manufacturers navigating the changing legislative waters, the group will support customers through important changes, including the UK Plastic Tax, Extended Producer Responsibility reforms and European Packaging Levies.

The taskforce, which will focus on the UK legislative environment and will be in close contact and aligned with the company’s corporpate sustainability strategy. It will draw on individuals from throughout the business, aiming to ensure a “holistic view of sustainability” remains front and centre.

The business has recently appointed Britta Wyss Bisang as Group Global Sustainability Director. With a 20 year track record of developing sustainability programmes across large international supply chains, Wyss Bisang will help the company deliver on its ambitious long-term sustainability drive and support global customers seeking to reduce waste and CO2 emissions.

Nick James, Sales Director at Schoeller Allibert UK, explained: “It’s becoming clear that for food processors, supply chain sustainability is becoming an ever more complex arena, particularly in terms of legislation. For many, it feels like many big upheavals at once, so it’s no wonder brands are looking for extra guidance and support, particularly as resources are stretched to meet the demands of high volume and speed, all while operating safely with reduced headcounts.”

The company is offering this service and guidance to customers across its key markets, including food processing, retail, industrial manufacturing, warehousing and logistics.

James concluded: “One of the main roadblocks today is that brands, particularly in the food processing category, are operating with fewer resources but are expected to maintain high volumes, speed and accuracy. Naturally, many simply don’t have the time or resources to figure out the changing legislative demands on the supply chain on top of this. Our key message is that the complex can be made simple. With the creation of our sustainability taskforce, we draw on years of real-world expertise from our team, in order to help our customers make smarter decisions today and futureproof their supply chains.”

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